The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Program of Northern Border University was implemented in 2008. By Royal Decree in 2007, a new university, Northern Border University (NBU), was founded in Arar, a city located in the Kingdom's northern border. Among the founding faculties, was the Faculty of Engineering, which by 2008, had grown into 5 Departments: Chemical and Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. ME Program emerged from this expansion of the Faculty.
Initially, all the five Departments were overseen by the much more established Faculty of Engineering of King Abdel Aziz University in Jeddah. Mechanical Engineering program of King Abdel Aziz University has been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) since 2007. ME department offers one Mechanical Engineering Program.
The program constituencies are;